September 26, 2019 Newsletter

All Majors

RSVP-Career Workshop
October 12, 4-6pm, TVUC Student Organization Center
Please confirm that you will be able to attend the International Studies Career Workshop.  Also, would you like to attend the dinner at Professor McMann’s house afterwards? Please RSVP here. Once the dinner has reached capacity, you will no longer be able to select “Yes” on the RSVP form. Co-sponsored by Sigma Iota Rho.

International Studies Program Calendar
Check the International Studies Program calendar for international events and national fellowship and scholarship deadlines.

Climate Teach-In
September 26, 6:30-8:30pm, Strosacker Auditorium
This panel will discuss the idea of “corporate versus individual responsibility for the climate crisis.”

Critical Language Scholarship Info Session
October 1, 3:30-4:30pm, Sears Building 447
This session will provide more information on the application process. CLS applications for Summer 2020 are due November 19, 2019.

Boren Awards for International Study
Students interested in applying must be nominated by the university. Meet with Dean Amanda McCarthy by October 1 to review the application requirements.

Harry S.  Truman Scholarship
CWRU can nominate up to four candidates each year for this scholarship for those interested in public service, including international. There is an on-campus preliminary screening. Interested candidates should meet with Dean Amanda McCarthy by October 1 and then complete the Truman Scholarship Preliminary Application‌‌ by the campus deadline of November 15.

Harvard Public Policy and Leadership Conference
February 6-9, 2020, Harvard Kennedy School
First- and second-year undergraduate students interested in careers in public policy and a desire to lead international institutions, among other organizations, are eligible to apply to attend.


Princeton in Africa Info Session
October 2, 3:30pm, Sears Library Room 439
CWRU alumnus Ryan Rego ’17 will speak about his experience as a Princeton in Africa Fellow and provide advice to potential applicants.

Princeton in Africa
PiAf introduces fellows to the field of development on the African continent. 2020-2021 applications are due on October 30, 2019.


Princeton in Asia
PiA expects to offer fellowships in the following locations: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong S.A.R., Macau S.A.R., Taiwan, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. 2020-2021 applications are due on October 31, 2019.

Japanese Language Proficiency Test
December 1, Columbus, OH
The registration period is open until September 30, 2019.


Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Seniors are eligible to apply for this scholarship program that allows graduate students to study at the University of Cambridge. Applications are due October 9, 2019.

American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships & Grants
Seniors are eligible to apply for educational and cultural exchanges between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Applications are due November 1, 2019.

Ray & Liz
September 27, 8:35pm, Cinematheque
British artist Richard Billingham recreates his troubled childhood in this film. Tickets are $7 for age 25 and under.

The Elusive Corporal
September 28, 6:30pm, Cinematheque
September 29, 7:55pm, Cinematheque
A French army officer attempts to escape a German POW camp. Tickets are $11 for age 25 and under.

St. Elizabeth Hungarian Fall Festival
September 29, 11am-6pm, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Church
Enjoy Hungarian food and music.

The Battle over Brexit and the Future of Europe
October 1, 7:30-8:45pm, Happy Dog
This event will explore how Brexit and other challenges in Europe are affecting EU member states and the world.

Latin America

Princeton in Latin America
PiLA is often the start of a career in development in Latin America. 2020-2021 applications are due on November 8, 2019.

Latin American Film Festival
September 28, 5:00pm, Art House Inc.
A compilation of short films about undocumented immigration, family separation, and deportation.

The Chambermaid
September 28, 8:40pm, Cinematheque
September 29, 4pm, Cinematheque
Shining light on the often invisible working class women, this film features a maid working in a luxury hotel in Mexico City. Tickets are $7 for age 25 and under.

Middle East

Case #1, Case # 2
September 28, 5pm, Cinematheque
September 29, 6:30pm, Cinematheque
This docudrama is a case study on classroom discipline in Iran. Tickets are $7 for age 25 and under.


The International Studies Program does not endorse or sponsor the fellowships, internships, jobs, and other opportunities listed in the newsletter.  Students are encouraged to evaluate them.